TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months

Biratnagar, January 5

Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s office in Province-1 has failed to meet its target in investigating the complaints related to the serious human rights violation during the Maoist insurgency.

The provincial office of the commission set up seven months ago was supposed to probe over 1,000 complaints. Investigation expert Mina Sedain at the office, however, attributed the below-expectation progress to the two elections.

“The Commission had been entrusted with the investigation of 1,207 cases in the first phase but as there were elections one after another, we have so far investigated only 285 cases and sent them back to the commission’s central office,” she said, adding that they had, however, completed primary investigation of all conflict-era human rights violation cases.